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Monday, February 08, 2010

The Haunting Of Hill House by Shirley Jackson:

"No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream. Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within; it had stood so for eighty years and might stand for eighty more. Within, walls continued upright, bricks met neatly, floors were firm, and doors were sensibly shut; silence lay steadily against the wood and stone of Hill House, and whatever walked there, walked alone."


joe said...

For the record, I've never read the book, only the excerpt I published (It's one of the opening quotes in Stephen King's "salem's lot". However, I came across the pic when I did an image search for "ghost towns", and thought the two just fit.

Wings said...

I SO want to read this!

grannyann said...

Seems like I have read that many years ago.

joe said...

I heard it's really good. I might try and find a copy.

Wendel said...

I had to read the book as part of an English class in High school. On the cover was the a cast shot of the 1963 movie(Julie Harris/ Claire Bloom).

Soon after I saw the "remake" Legend of Hell House with Roddy McDowall and Pamela Franklin.
(wow, did I have a crush on her)

Good book and good movies.

joe said...

I don't remember Pamela Franklin... I'll have to do an image search..